Rishibala Naval (Punjabi: ਰਿਸ਼ਿਬਾਲਾ ਨਾਵਲ; born 4 April 1976), better known by her stage name Simran (Hindi: सिमरण,Tamil: சிம்ரன்,Telugu: సిమ్రాన్, Malayalam: സിമ്രാന്), is an award-winning Indian actress who has acted in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films. She is one of actress who used the glamour trend of 90's in Tamil/Telugu film industry to rise to fame. She has appeared in several commercially successful movies such as Nerrukku Ner (1997), V.I.P (1997), Natpukkaga (1998), Thulladha Manamum Thullum (1998), Kannedhirey Thondrinal (1998), Samarasimha Reddy (1999), Anari No.1 (1999), Jodi (1999), Narasimha Naidu (2001), Bava Nachadu (2001), Daddy (2001), Thamizh (2002), Panchathantiram (2002), Ramana (2002) and New (2004).
Her noted performance oriented successful films include Thulladha Manamum Thullum (1999), Vaali (1999), Kalisundam Raa (2000), Nuvvu Vastavani (2000), Priyamaanavale (2000), Parthen Rasithen (2000), Pammal K. Sambandam (2002) and Kannathil Muthamittal (2002). She recently appeared in the 2008 blockbuster Tamil film Vaaranam Aayiram directed by Gautham Menon, costarring Surya Sivakumar.
She was born Rishibala Naval, as the first daughter, to Ashok